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  MSNBC    Morning Joe    News/Business. Interviews with newsmakers  
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    August 7, 2013
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long day, a long day. >> the other one was mean joe green. "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ is it me or do i see kind of a bromance with with you and mccain. >> that is how a classic romantic comedy goes. initially you are not getting along and you keep bumping into each other. he deserves credit for somebody willing to go against the grain of his own party sometimes. probably not good for me to compliment him on television. >> look at that sunrise. it is wednesday, august 7. it is august 7. we are almost done with the first week of august.
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>> it feels like september. >> i can't wait until september. >> really? >> yeah. >> we love the summer. >> yes, men. you love the summerer. >> msnbc's political analyst former democratic congressman. >> i guess i would enjoy decembers more if i -- >> if you were what? >> oh, my lord. >> i said off air and on air. >> use your inside and outside voice. >> you like the summer, too. >> we vacation in hell's kitchen every summer. >> it has not been as hot when it is like 105 for like the
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entire month of august and you breathe in new york city, the essence of new york city. >> so i'm going to do the news now. everybody is making fun of your pants. >> everybody is making fun of my pants. there is a website. >> we did "the view" the other day. in your world -- >> so you wonder why people make fun of you. so this guy puts up video at town hall. they a mantucket reds. >> i have mantuckett reds.
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i don't wear them on "the view." >> yesterday mantucket red pants became gay pants, not that there is anything wrong with that. >> everyone was so nice. >> one of barbara's last shows. >> i get nerving going on "the view". >> she has incredible energy. earlier this week anthony weiner had a dramatic exchange with an angry voter. last night -- would you move on? last night he came face to face -- just stop it with your looks. it is like being atd table full oof girls. last night he came face to face with another candidate george mcdonnell. the former candidate brushed off
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his 69-year-old rival by calling him, quote, grandpa. >> you don't do that. >> i heard what you said. >> don't put your hands on me again. >> grandpa. >> called him grandpa. >> at an aarp event. >> politicians when they get into sextting scandals they go to your firm to figure out what to do to get out of the scandal, right? >> sure. >> just say sure. >> that's the strategy. >> when they go to aarp meetings do you recommend that they make derogatory -- do you recommend that they make derogatory
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comments about older people or not? >> that's right in our literature that we send out. don't call someone grandpa at aarp event. >> don't you think that gentleman was doting him? >> between the clip yesterday with the yelling match -- >> the woman attacked him. >> and calling this gentleman grandpa at an aarp event. it might be time for new leadership in the middle of the campaign. >> i think the situation with the woman -- because that woman, if you put that tape up you have to put it up for a long time because she would not stop. she got right in his face. turn it up a little bit. i'm making this point here. >> you have no right to talk about anything. you have no right to talk about little kids.
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talking about little kids, social media. >> seriously, when something like that happens -- >> you walk away. >> generate sympathy for the candidate when you are that aggressive, you drop the f bomb and shove a camera in his face. >> i haven't done anybody do quite that. i have done thousands of campaign events and there would never ever be a situation where someone was given a free wide open shot to come up and start yelling at me. my supporters would crowd in. >> no babies nearby. >> you need a baby to hug. >> you just walk away. you move away. keep moving. meanwhile, former president bill clinton decided not to comment on new york's mayoral race. the clinton family, of course, is close with weiner's wife.
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>> neither hillary nor i was involved with the political campaign. they understood it from the beginning. there are too many people running for mayor who have been my supporters. one was once a campaign manager. there are literally five people in that race including one of the republican candidates who are personal friends of ours. so we are 100 miles from that race. and everyone understand we are not going to be involved as long as our personal friends and people whom we feel obligations are involved. so the feelings i have are all personal. and since they are i shouldn't talk about them. >> wait a minute -- >> 100 miles. >> he is in rowanda. >> that is where my daughter is.
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>> must be the place to be. >> sounds like an amazing job, actually, what she is doing. >> it is an amazing place. >> i don't know where to begin. first of all, who was interviewing him? >> cnn. >> i want to know what he thinks about whether or not weiner can win and if he should stay in the race. >> i'm not going to talk about it. he did it a minute and a half. >> since you are talking about it, mr. president, what is your opinion. >> i think she did ask him that and that was the answer. >> they are all my friends. >> it is flaeltrusting as you get closer to home and further away from anthony weiner you start to really see the republican party isolate these three or four people that are pushing to shut down the federal
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government. now, like i said yesterday it's causing conservative congressmen a lot of trouble, a lot of trouble. but you even had mitt romney yesterday come out and say i have said what scott lofter said, what richard burr said, what one conservative after another said which is the shutting down the government is built on a fantasy. commentary talked about marco rubio's folly. it is a folly built on a fantasy that doing this is going to get the approval of the senate and barack obama. it is never going to happen. so you are going to shut down the government for no reason. yesterday mitt romney weighed in on it. >> the former presidential candidate told a group of donors that the plan led by
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conservatives would hurt national security. that doesn't make it easy for some republican lawmakers like north carolina congressman. >> this is what the tea party wants to know. will you vote with mike lee to defund obama care? yes or no? i want yes or no. no. >> we need to show the american people we stand for conservative values. >> this guy has probably voted to get rid of obama care 20 times. i mean, they take the vote every week. >> 40 times. >> they voted 40 times. so you now have this happening all over america.
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i said it the other day. i know there are stupid people on the internet and they have to do something. >> they don't like your pants. >> they are wandering the streets, going to get hit by cars or in mama's basement. rather than be in mama's basement writing stupid things about me in pajamas. >> hopefully in pajamas. >> there are other stupid people. you don't want them in the street. >> they are going to be hit by cars. i said yesterday -- if the mama would let them use the cell phone they could call these congressmen themselves. 95, 96, 97, 99 percent ratings telling me this shut down show budding on the senate side is causing real problems with the most conservative members of our
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representatives who know harry reid is not going to let it friend. for my slow friends whether you are wandering the streets this morning as the sun begins to rise in your hometown wherever you are, this is about a couple of people posing and increasing contributions, getting attention and expanding their mailing lists. it is not shutting down obama care. the house has voted to shut down obama care 40 times. they are thinking let's shut down the government. read pete wayner. talk to tom coburn. seriously if you think these
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people are moderate you are the wacko. tom coburn is not the rhino. he is not the member of the surrender caucus. you are not a member of our party. you are too stupid to be a member of our party. how much more blood do ayou want to take from the conservative movement, from the republican party. how much more damage do you want to cause? tom coburn not conservative enough for you? scott walker not conservative enough for you? how long does this madness continue? when do you realize that your stupidity is getting in the way of conservatives winning national elections? do you want to keep losing? you have lost a popular vote five out of six times in
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presidential races. do ayou want hillary clinton ? are you really that stupid? are you really that dumb? are you really that much need of being angry and resentful that you stop caring about winning elections? if so you are not a republican. you are not a conservative. you're anihilist and you have no place in our party. take your stupid act somewhere else because i for one am tired of losing. it is stopping because hammer is saying enough. pete wayner is saying enough.
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conservative house members are saying come on, enough. this stupidity, this nihilism has to end and we have to become a party again that starts worrying about winning the presidency back. this ain't anyway to do it. >> the other reality of obama care, it is so ingrained in our entitlement programs you can't defund it. you would have to shut down the government. i don't think people fully understand what they are dealing with. richard burris said it back, if you want to do this you have to elect a new president. politicly if you want to do that you have to win an election. you don't win elections if you shut down the government. as a democrat i hope they get -- >> this is the best thing that can happen for the democrats. i am against obama care.
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if i were in the house i would be taking those votes to get rid of obama care. i'm not going to shut down the government. i'm not going to stop military people from getting their pay. i'm not going to cause political chaos. i am not going to hurt the conservative movement for a spectacle. this is a spectacle and a side show. and it will never going to have the desired effect. >> but this suicide mission is not just about obama care. if you look at what is going on in the house right now they are trying to pass the republican wing of the republican party trying to pass appropriatuations bills that would take spending so far below what a rational person would want to do that they couldn't pass the bill. the stuff is so conservative that i think they will have the same political problem if they were to pass one of those bills. >> what will happen at the end
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and, again, obviously you and i are going to differ on the appropriatuation bills. we did the same thing in '95, '96, '97. >> so massive. >> we will probably have continuing resolution and they will figure out a way to get out of town and fund everything. to sit there and say we are going to force a government shut down. if you don't agree with us -- >> advocating. >> if you don't agree with us you are not a true conservative, tom coburn, you're not a true conservative scott walker. >> at the very best people will tune out from them. >> this freak show has to end. real conservatives have to keep speaking up. and more need to keep speaking up. >> don't disagree. coming up on "morning joe" --
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>> the republican presidential nominee, mitt romney last night, i know he is not conservative enough last year. shook the party by the lapels saying the money will get there one way or the other. what you would have done by shutting down government is deny soldiers paychecks. that will be on the backs of the republican party. so at what price do you make this point? >> and increase america s's despondence with the state of washington. >> do you know how you defund obama care? you win back the senate and then you win the the presidency and then defund obama care. it is that simple. coming up on "morning joe" we talk to nbc news political director, former governor howard dean and scott simon who sparked a national conversation by tweeting about his mother's final days.
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you look great. >> thank you. >> the pink pants, you are a number. >> you know, i was walking in here on the upper west side. you are very progressive.
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i am kissing everybody because that is what you do, the sisterhood. we need some kissing. and she goes, you sure look gay in those pants. >> i don't think there is anything wrong with that. >> unbelievable. >> 24 past the hour. what are you doing? do the dance. >> you don't have to make everything dirty. the washington post about the rough landings at la guardia airport. the investigation is focusing on the moments just before the plane's nose slammed into the run way when the captain reportedly took the controls from the first officer.
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>> "wall street journal" ensures the lords of london is offering 1 is million euros. thieves stole $136 million worth of jewels out of a hotel. it is not her necklace. she just like at the same time that this was going on got engaged. >> really? >> yesterday photos of some of the 34 missing items were shown to the public. >> can't wait to see that wedding party. all of her bridesmaids are going to have the best jewels. and the "l.a. times" more than half americans are uncomfortable with the idea of stretching life spans to 120 years or more. >> why? >> i'm holding on as long as i can. only 4% want to live past the age of 121. this is the dumbest poll ever.
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56% said this would be bad for society. i know what you people want. they take you and your bruce jenner hair cut and kill you. you think the life span age is somewhere between 79 and o100. no people were part of this poll. >> you are going to live to 110. usa today lottery fever sweeping across the nation with tonight's powerball jackpot up to $425 million. >> this is my chance to get out of debt once and for all. there is a town full of losers. we are going to win. >> this sparks the third largest powerball drawing ever. >> which house? >> let's not get crazy here. >> on air/off air.
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>> the afourth largest. after taxes lump sum of nearly $245 million. the odds of winning are about one in 175 million. >> so you are saying there is a chance. >> don't gamble, it is not worth it. >> yes it is. >> we act like it is not. >> let's go to the desk now with willy. >> chief white house correspondent has a look at the play book. rnc chairman expects cnn and nbc will be cut out of the 2016 primary republican debates predicting theeneither network bow to demands to stop -- meanwhile the president of citizens united calling on cnn and nbc also to air the groups critical films and hillary
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clinton to balance out what he calls puff pieces. now media matters joining calls for both networks to end the production of the special. you have kind of strange bed fellows making different arguments why these documentaries in one case and nbc entertainment film in another case should be put on the air. what is the media matters argument? >> the difference here is they haven't seen these films. they don't know what it is going to say. the media matters argument, david brock, a long time supporter of the clintons is saying it could hurt her reputation. he is worried that the response by cnn and nbc to all of this noise will be to overcompensate and do something critical of senator clinton, secretary clinton and give into the noise machine. he can ulcalling on them to
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cancel it because he thinks they will be able to withstand it and it will be no puff piece. so they are arguing about something that doesn't exist. they don't know what it says. >> i feel like we have to get reince priebus on the show. the republicans have their own network that has a president that asks people to run for the party. until reince priebus is demanding fox do great pieces on democrats and documentaries i'm not sure it is completely a perfect argument. >> what about msnbc? >> what about it? look at our show. >> if you are talking primetime for both networks. >> if you are asking cnn to balance things out and you have a network that basically feeds your candidates and airs them and puts them on and hires them, i don't know. there is a whole other conversation that nobody is
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having here. having said that i think they generated a really good conversation about the blurred lines. >> you bring up fox you have to bring up msnbc. in this case we disagree on the cnn front. for me and maybe i get in trouble here for speaking my mind. but for me cnn is what networks do, they do documentaries on big political figures. i don't see the cnn problem. if there is a problem it is actually more with nbc as far as if they do this flashy bio pick and it is a beautiful biography of hillary clinton that is a bigger problem. you and i and everybody on the set knows nbc entertainment and nbc news are completely separate. nbc news probably doesn't want
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entertainment to do this. entertainment wants viewers and ratings. a lot of people will sit and watch a bio pick on hillary clinton. there is a difference between hiring actors and actresses to play the role. cnn doing a documentary on it at least in my opinion, i think the rnc has every right. >> it is a very interesting discussion. i think the elephant in the room is fox. >> i am so confused by that. >> let's have him on tomorrow. >> you have to bring up msnbc. >> not really. >> i don't see msnbc going after democratic presidential candidates or trying to hire them. everything you read is that roger rails hires them and puts them on the air. it is a mouth piece for the republican party. it is. >> here we go.
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i'm sorry i can't be quiet here. what do you think msnbc is at night? >> it is not the same at all. >> it is exactly the same. >> i don't think so. >> of course you don't think so because you are a democrat. whereas i am fair minded and down the middle and in so much trouble right now i really need to be calling my agent. >> it was a great run. >> this has been a great 6 1/2 years. she did that on purpose. set me up. >> did you read the book -- >> right out of the grateful dead. >> roger is free to do what roger wants to do. and i do what i do. a lot of people do what they do. >> reince priebus has a good argument but there is an
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elephant in the room or a fox. >> i think the elephant is going to be led out of the front door of 30 rock in handcuffs. they are going to put one of those bags over my head. next thing you know i will be good morning. the cross town is jammed up. >> school closings. >> my career is over. you set me up. the co host set me up. >> mike, we will talk to you man. tensions running high down in d.c. nothing to do with politics. benches clear. nats and braves as harper takes one in the back. we'll show you next. sfx: oil gushing out of pipe.
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♪ let me ask you a question ♪ what do you get when a football gets down with your phone ♪ ♪ football on your phone >> that's the brothers. eli and peyton pitching football on your phone feature. >> that is some hair. >> peyton will do anything. >> he is there. >> johnny football. what is happening with johnny football? >> we are going to get to that in a second. johnny football has been allegedly signing autographs. let's do baseball first. nats and braves in d.c. bryce harper hits a bomb and does a little bit of posing on his way around the bases at least the braves thought so. later he pays the price. takes one in the hip.
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bench is emptied. no punches thrown. harper has a chance to tie it down a run but can't catch up to the gas. braves win 2-1. 12 consecutive wins for the braves. >> what have we -- you know what? since they took down the chief? what do they need to put up? >> if you build it they will come, a waffle house. >> how great was that? >> the only thing in atlanta when there are 4,000 people in the stands. >> sitting out there in a folding chair waiting for someone to hit a home run. >> there are only 4,000 -- we
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are from atlanta so we would be sitting there. they would hit a foul ball down the right field line and all the kids, we would all sprint down and you would run from like home base all the way down to the right field bleachers because nobody was in the stadium and you chase after the ball. that was fun. too many people watching now. >> quickly after the game the official atlanta braves twitter handle tweeted out clown move, bro. nationals tweet back, giving up a home run or -- come on. let's go to johnny manziel. the heisman trophy winner, this thing seems to be growing. espn reports an autograph broker paid him $7,500.
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the broker played cell phone video showing manziel signing although it does not show manziel accepting money. he could be ruled ineligible to play part or perhaps all of this season. >> hopefully he will be banned in september. that is when alabama plays johnny football again. >> if this is true he has a serious issue. he finds himself out this season and he could end his college career if this ends up true. >> if what we hear is true where the guy is asking and he goes no i did that before and it brought up too much attention it sounds like the tapes are pretty tough on the kid. >> it sounds as if the tapes are tough on the kid. the ncaa is a preposterous organization. i hope this is not accurate.
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>> he shouldn't have done it. these are the rules. if you take a step back, he is the biggest star in college football. people making so much money. he made $1,000 signing autographs would that be the end of the world? or if an ohio state player got a tattoo in exchange for a ring. >> let bygones be bygones. when is alabama? i think september 14. >> everyone of the kids should be paid. still ahead the twitter revolution. on the rise of twitter and how the social media giant from political elections to billion-dollar businesses. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. ♪
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♪ it is 46 past the hour. time for the must read opinion pages. first look at the front page of the art section of the "new york times." first female anchor team will be leading pbs "newshour". >> this is continuing conversation that you don't want to have. reince priebus -- >> you are trying to get me fired. >> i'm not tried to get you fired. reince priebus saying a lot of goofy things but the chairman of the republican national committee has a point. films can dramatically alter the way famous people are viewed, making them cooler, more
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glamorous, more sympathetic and the reserve. clever film makingers can offer up story telling, putting a new imprint on the historical record. >> palin attacked the pro barack obama machine there at hbo. republicans look as though they were running around stamping their feet because they don't have leaders outside of new jersey anyone wants to see a movie about. they are wasting time trying to stop obama care and being led around by the nose by ted cruz. >> what exactly is he saying? reince is right. >> at the same time possibly shooting himself in the foot.
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>> it is true that you get democrats and democratic characters that the lighting is just right and then you have a bio pick of reagan and where is the button. what is my name? and then even like the american president, michael douglas, the democratic liberal. bob or whatever. just an s.o.b. it comes out like the year before bob dole is going to run for president. i mean, we republicans have seen this. it is a propaganda machine. there aren't a lot of republicans in hollywood to counterer it. >> i will wait to see the movie but you suspect if it is coming out of hollywood it will have a certain bend to it. that said i think people against
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the film like reince priebus and other conservatives will be against it no matterer what it says. they will want travel gate and other things inside it. i think people on both sides have made up their minds and won't be changed by what is in the film. >> what do you have coming up next? >> coming up next we have howard stern. how about that? got to talk to howard stern last night. >> big howard stern fan. >> makes me nervous. >> he is the greatest. he likes "morning joe." "i'm part of an american success story," "that starts with one of the world's most advanced distribution systems," "and one of the most efficient trucking networks," "with safe, experienced drivers." "we work directly with manufacturers," "eliminating costly markups," "and buy directly from local farmers in every region of the country."
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i think we should do a movie about -- >> might be included what you are about to see. he is not running for president but has talked about the possibility. he is spreading his message around the country. >> great. really. where is he going? this is what he said in new orleans. >> i love new orleans. >> louisiana. >> i love louisiana. nola. >> come on. >> many other states that embrace those conservative values, the approach that we have taken over the years. i am in one today in florida.
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you look at south carolina. you look at florida. >> we're in louisiana. >> i know and i said that. i am in one of the states that reflect those today in louisiana. i got that. >> it is only mississippi, alabama, three states. >> i said that. >> seriously. i think before -- you have never done that? >> i think the panhandle went all the way to louisiana. he was technically maps. if you look at the maps of your late 18th century map maker. >> i think he is tired. >> there are many other states that embrace those conservative values, the approach that we have taken over the years. i am in one today in florida.
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you look at south carolina. you look at florida -- >> we're in louisiana. >> i know and i said that. i am in one of those states that reflect those today in louisiana. >> we are here. how great is he? >> i want him to run. >> he just might. >> howard stern. >> i would have been scared to do this interview. >> he was good. judge of "america's got talent" they are across the street at radio city music hall. i asked why he wanted to take the gig. >> i took it because i thought it was fun. i was a viewer of the show. i would judge from my bedroom and would go on the air and say
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you and hillary had lunch. who invited who to lunch? >> i invited her. we had a great time. she had the post administration glow. when folks leave the white house. two weeks later they look great. >> top of the hour. welcome back to "morning joe." as the sun comes up over washington we have mike barnacle and steve with us. joining us from washington, chuck todd. and former chairman of the
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democratic national committee howard dean with us, as well. did you see the headline? >> louisiana shrinking? >> that might be -- >> obesity rates in young children dropping. that is really, really, really good news. a good start. perhaps we are seeing a trend in the right direction. sdwl that is good. >> what? >> i am very happy for the young children. >> want to get to politics? >> mitt romney adding his voice to a group of republicans warning the party against shutting down the government as a means to blocking obama care. the former presidential candidate said the plan led by conservative senators would hurt military families, senior citizens and national security. that doesn't make it easier for some lawmakers like north carolina congressman who they are facing angry voters back
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home. >> this is what the tea party wants to know, will you vote with mike lee to defund obama care? yes or no? >> no. do you think harry reid is going to pass it in the senate. >> we need to show the american people we stand for conservative values. >> that's rough. >> first of all, he could have handled it better. i already voted to overturn it 40 times. i will vote to overturn it 40 more times if you like. >> that is a good point. so let's give him a second chance at answering the question. he would have said what? but you're supposed to make a point. >> the point is they voted to
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overturn it 40 times. democratics control the senate. the democrats control the white house. and we don't -- we live in a constitutional republic. if you control the house of representatives that is great. now you have to control the white house and you can defund it. chuck todd, i have been talking about this for a couple of daze and of course there are people that aren't that smart out there that get really angry when i talk about it and tell the truth. i have been talking to a lot of really conservative house republicans -- of course, the senate republicans are really conservative. already out there tom coburn and others. scott walker, this is a stupid idea. house members, conservative house members that are just being left swinging by some strategy that for two guys that
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are running fort ppresident of the united states is just to help them get donors and increase your mailing list. and it is really -- a lot of right wing congressmen. >> this is republican on republican crime. it is conservative on conservative. this is the sort of bizarreo version of august 2009 in what is going on here. you know, look, i think mike lee has -- the real issue here is mike lee clearly has a strategy, at least a campaign. he knows what he wants to say. ted cruz is on board and giving it more attention. instead of what i feel bad for these other house republicans who don't want to do this who think it is a bad idea their
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leadership isn't leading here. they are not coming up with an alternative. they can sit here -- come up with an alternative that says we wish we can get rid of the president's health care plan but we can't. our goal is going to be to say delay the individual mandate. john boehner and eric cantor are letting cruz run things. >> if newt were speaker, somebody did this on the senate side mitt would say that is a stupid idea. he would provide cover for house members. so when they went home and newt would have even tougher talking points, then some republicans senator grand standing for a future presidential race. i guess since tom coburn who is
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my favorite conservative senator and most people's conservative senator, scott walker who is the champion of conservatism they have all come out and shown leadership and said this is a stupid idea. it is going to hurt the republican party. i guess the real question is and you give it up, where is john boehner? >> playing golf with donald trump. >> where is canter. where is the republican house leadership? they need to come out and come out strongly and say we voted against obama care 40 times. people are posing in the senate because they want to run for president god bless them. i am not going to let them -- like you said, put our conservative guys with 95% or 100% ratings on the firing line. >> can i comment on this stuff?
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>> i would like chuck todd first to answer. where is john boehner? why won't john boehner provide cover for his house members? >> this is the whole tail wagging the dog business. we have seen it in boehner numerous times when he said i really don't have an opinion on immigration reform of how this is going to do. this is going to be driven by the house conferences. at some point he has to sit there and try to lead on this. they will argue he tried to do this and it didn't work and almost cost him his speakership. i understand survival at some point. if you are the highest ranking elected republican in the country which john boehner is, second in line to the presidency, lead on this and be a counter weight to ted cruz. >> i would say he has cover from
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charles krauthammer. he has cover from scott walker and cover from tom coburn. what is john boehner afraid of? >> you and i have played on donald trump's courses. we were trying to make a call. >> the water falls. >> they are too loud especially when you turn it on. howard dean, take it away. >> i think you guys are right to beat up on boehner. it is stunning at the number two -- the number one republican in the country stayed in the past on this. i think the republicans are doing themselves a favor and doing the country a favor. i think that pit ngeer gets a lot of credit for standing in front of a hostile audience saying no. we need more politicians in both parties willing to do that. secondly, i think the so-called
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conservative movement, the people joe is talking about gets credit. this is something going on since the last election which is civil war in the republican party. and the more thoughtful conservatives are now winning that civil war. they are willing to stand up against the tea party forces that they themselves unleashed and took advantage of for two election cycles. this is good for the country and not just good for the republican party. you can't win if you are way on the extreme. you have to have a reasonable thoughtful approach to issues that may be very different than mine because i am a democratic. you have people who want to sit down and talk these things skpout come to a compromise. i see that now for the first time i think the people who are not crazy are getting the upperhand. i aagree it is very concerning and disheartening that boehner is taking a pass at all of this. >> you had people like tom coal say this is the political equivalent of a temper tantrum
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and said it could cost republicans the house in 2014. what are the implications? is it going too far of attempting a government shut down. >> cole is one of the few members of congress who actually is a political campaign practitioner. he was a pollster before he became an elected official. of all the people saying these things to their fellow republicans he strikes me he ought to be one that others might want to listen to on this stuff. you know, it would change -- you give the democrats a way to nationalize the selection on their terms. you know, the president is dying to run against an either grid locked congress, do nothing congress. you would just hand him more of an issue than harry truman had in 1948. you are giving the democrats a way to just make this a
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referendum on the republican party and republican control in the house of representatives if they do this. and it seems to me it is very high risk. and what is the reward? they are not going to be able to defund this. there is no reward other than getting as joe points out a larger database, i guess, of potential donors. >> the conservative really wants to know what is going on. there is no end game here. scott walker, tom coburn we don't support shutting down the government. it won't end obama care. it would end conservatives chances of winning in 2014. >> it is an endless repetition of einstein's definition of insanity. 40 votes. the largest story might be the
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internal civil war within the republican party. >> two things about it that are interesting. one thing we learned about the government shut down stuff is whoever precipitates might be over. after a party loses the election they want to win the next one and they talk about a big tent and they try to come together. this party is in the middle of the civil war. obama has to be saying bring it on. >> earlier this week anthony weiner had a dramatic exchange with with an angry voter. and last night he came face to face with another candidate. the former congressman who was attending an event hosted by the aarp brushed off his 69-year-old rival by calling him, quote, grandpa. >> keep your hands off me. i heard what you said.
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>> don't put your hands on me again. >> yeah, yeah i am. >> howard dean, i feel like, i do feel like the other candidates are trying to close in on him. >> don't call someone grandpa at an aarp event. >> this is an unbelievable campaign. this is a candidacy that is just imploding. it is a new york spectacle as only a spectacle in new york can be with new york post and daily news covering it. the "new york times" is not putting this kind of stuff on the front pages. there is a serious mayoral race with good candidates. anthony unfortunately is not one of them. i wish the race were taken more
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seriously by the new york media because it is important. finally the rate of oobese aity among preschoolers is falling throughout much of the country. 18 states and the u.s. virgin islands saw a decrease in the numbers of obese kids from lower income families. only three states saw the rates go up. the data shows about one in eight preschoolers are obese in the united states. research shows heavy kids are more likely to be overweight as adults. michelle obama credited her let's move campaign for the drop writing we are making a difference in helping kids across the country. i think the increased awareness on many levels is helping. i mean, we are seeing even the food industry and the beverage industry, short steps but they are responding. >> people are talking about it.
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>> and so is mayor bloomberg. >> mcdonald's, coca-cola. >> they are trying. >> putting the calorie counts on the menus is incredibly ininstructive. you are ordering something you think is healthy. >> my kids love mcdonald's. i can do a happy meal and they get apple slices and a quarter of the size of fries than what used to be in that thing. they can still do the mcdonald's. the portions, the apples. >> and the toys. >> they still get the toys. >> that is all that matters. >> and a little apple slice and extra fries. >> what the mayor tried to do here in new york city even though it was getting knocked down it started a conversation we have never seen before. >> coca-cola has been doing has been great, the advertisements. >> go to howard.
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he is a doctor. >> publishing the calorie counts. >> we need to put sugar count, too. >> you ought to give some credit to the people fighting vending machines in the schools. i agree calorie counts is really powerful stuff. i hope we see that all over the country. americans can make smart choices if they know what is in the food. >> more physical ed classes. >> you know who gets big credit for physical ed, the president of spellman college in atlanta got rid of ncaa sports. they put in a physical fitness program for every student. that is unbelievable. she gets a lot of credit. >> i think we need to mainstream programs for people and was talking about this putting together the book who are dealing and struggling with obesity and morbid obesity.
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it is very difficult to come back from that. it is a condition. it is an illness and we need to treat it like that. >> chuck todd, spellman college you know who else is from atlanta? coca-cola. what do you think about the johnny football stuff? >> that sounds like texas a&m and johnny football are not on the same page on how all of this is handled. it seems to me there is a bigger story. i don't know if you saw what he did and this basically indictment of the ncaa. they will punish johnny football. this is a kid who may not be getting the best advice. shouldn't be doing this stuff. the fact that the ncaa is going to punish him while also selling his jersey on ncaa.com and the website, the hypocrisy is sitting right there. this entire thing is about to
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explode. this is the thing that can take down the ncaa, this issue or redo it in a way that has never been done, this issue of them making money off of thez college players and yet punishing them when they take the smallest trade a tattoo for autographs while the ncaa makes money off of them and punishes these kids in schools when they try to make money off of themselves. >> listen to chuck todd. defending ohio state. >> i can't believe i'm doing it. >> ohio state didn't deserve. >> i said the same thing. if you read into the ohio state scandal it was kids trading things that were theirs, jerseys, big ten championship rings for a tattoo. put on probation for a year. a lot of the kids left school. some made the nfl and a lot of them didn't.
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>> that terrell prior jersey, you can get that, i think. it is striking the hypocrisy. >> chuck todd, thank you. we will see you coming up on "the daily run down" still head dr. nancy snyderman joins us with the health scare for former president george w. bush. cnbc breaks down the president's revamped housing plan and gives us a look at his new documentary tonight on the power of twitter. interesting. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. >> just got a bad tweet. >> i did. "i'm part of an american success story," "that starts with one of the world's most advanced distribution systems,"
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the senate has passed a bipartisan immigration bill. i want to encourage republicans in the house of representatives to stop dragging their feet. let's get this done. 25 past the hour. here with us now coanchor of "squawk on the street" very good to have you on board. >> this is my first time at the desk. >> this is huge. >> normally kramer comes in before our show at the exchange. >> it is kramer. >>. >> you are very sweet on television. >> he gets straight to the point. >> we hear the president talking. >> how is the economy? >> the economy is going okay. the market is doing much better. i was talking to the congressman about whether the market is a
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proxy for the economy anymore or a proxy for corporate profitability because companies are making more on earnings. >> so people look at the numbers on wall street and they are huge. they are struggling on main street. we have the jobs report last week, once again we are sputtering along. real income down. and yet they are making a ton of dough. >> household balance streets, credit card delinquencies. late mortgage payments are at the lowest in 20 or 30 years. if you are looking at stocks look at a chart of mastercard. it is on fire. it is a global stock. it is not just about u.s. consumers. there is a school of thought that eventually the house holds are repaired to the point where they start to spend. look at car sales this year. >> the bottom line is there is a lot of people not working right now and the number people look at is people giving up the job
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search or household asurvey compared to what is created is the contrast and disconnect between main street and the market is a big deal. >> the president spoke a lot about income equality and it has been an important topic for lawmakers and policy makers. you look at the market growth and there is a disconnect between those with an education and those who have investments and those who don't. how do you reconcile that and how do we create a better connection. >> if the president is going to have a discussion about the wealth gap in this country he has to look at his own fed chairman who fed low rates. so if you are exposing the stock market you made money. if you are exposed to real estate you made money. if not you barely treaded water. so much is about not so much earnings or jobs but more about what the fed is going to do in
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the next two or three months. >> what do market participants want? >> steve ratner. >> i like that. >> that would be fantastic. >> consensus builder. >> they love him. >> there is actually a very interesting -- >> look how astute he is. >> there is word that it is just a ruse to make it more palletable because of the extremity of some views. so twitter revolution. i can't wait to hear about this. how powerful is it? >> mica just got a nasty tweet and it has thrown her off the game. >> just now? >> you read real time. >> we try to encourage her not
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to. we say wait until after. now everybody knows they write nasty things about her. look at this. >> it is a real challenge for the platform. you look at alec baldwin having basically closed his account because people were mean. anthony weiner. are people not on twitter want to have anything to do with it after watching what anthony weiner did with it? on the flip side you had scott simon on today. is there anything more humane that expresses humanity than his tweets this month. it is amazing that weiner and scott simon can co exist on one singular platform. >> how is itfluencing -- let's show a clip of how it is influencing the nba.
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>> the nba jumped on twitter in 2009. today two-thirds of the players are on the platform giving it the biggest presence of any sports league on social media. lebron james has a bigger audience than quarterbacks aaron rodgers, drew brees and tim tebow combined. marissa brenner is the nba's senior vice president of marketing. >> if you aggregate the team and the league and the players you have more than 10 million people following the nba. >> the nba is the 82nd to eclips 7 million followers. commissioner stern said let's check out the twitter thing and years later that reach. i feel like i can't tell you guys anything about it that you don't know because the interactions you have with with
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viewers, the debates about what is the best beetles song of all time. you give them the moment in the sun by retweeting them. >> you know what you have to do, too, and mica just got a nasty tweet. it is a great device to learn that you have to understand. you are going to get really angry people that will be nasty. i get people in the right that are nasty. the second you respond to somebody that has been overly nasty suddenly you are flooded by the 95% that are just following the feed saying we don't follow you to have you respond to the trolls. >> usually during the show we are fine talking about rescue dogs and running. you do find communities that really want to talk to you. >> and when you screw up on facts, too, brian, it is awesome
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because you learn in real-time. >> i said heinz field this morning instead of pnc park. >> we go three hours. we don't have teleprompters and don't have people talking into our ears. a lot of times you say something and it is wrong. you look at the twitter feed and they say you have that -- like you said. >> i also think this show does a great job of photos. people want a piece of behind the scenes. one thing the business, facebook had a horrible ipo. are they making money? are they going to do what facebook did? are they becoming public? >> i don't know the answer to the coming public question. there is thinking that they will file in s 1 in the next six months. but the fight between them and facebook is the most interesting story because facebook has five times the user base. facebook has real scale around the world. >> people think it is old news.
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>> if you can have one platform would it be twitter or facebook? >> i think twitter. >> congressman i aassume the same? >> i'm a facebook guy. i really don't participate on either much and i probably should. do you think they go public next year? >> the odds over 50% yes. now that facebook is up to 38 there is a feeling maybe the coast is clear on the market. >> she got a new tweet. this is from jimmy p. it says i thought mica was going to cry, buck up butter cup. your experiences on twitter? >> all for the good. much smarter as a person for it. >> in the end it is pretty cool. >> he is funny and funny on twitter. you get that anchor guy balance. >> he is great.
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what are you tweeting, joe? >> just talking about how great twitter is. >> chairman ratner is back at
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the table. >> he is worried about the economy. >> the little people back to work. >> trying to stay awake. >> how do we get the little people back to work? the state of the newspaper industry is absolutely miserable in some seconders. >> take us through it. >> very few papers are doing well. >> what about the "washington post"? >> not so good. i'm going to show you how bad it is and why there is a tough job in trying to fix it. let's look at where people get their news. people are not reading newspapers or listening to the radio as much. what you see on this chart if you go back 20 years the percentage of people reading newspapers has dropped 50%. went from 58% to 29%.
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actually, that includes digital reading. the percentage of people who said they read a newspaper yesterday in print 23% at the moment. radio has fallen as much. television has fallen a little bit. you can see online as you would imagine has gone up very sharply. >> online has impacted radio and newspapers. >> and television. more people today who say that they got their news yesterday online than from newspapers or radio. >> people ask us how do you prepare for a show that starts at 6:00 a.m.? there is no preparing. you get news throughout the day. by the time i get the -- >> men only want two things. for men they want sex and
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newspapers newspapers. i don't really need newspapers. >> what is in it for him. >> let me show you why he didn't buy it. if you look at that readership -- >> harold is laughing at my joke. i said i don't need newspapers to be happy. >> i have a chart on that. look what is happening with circulation on newspapers. if you go back to the '70s and '80s newspaper circulation is 63 million a day and dropped to 42 million. back to the same level it was in the 1940s. what is equally amazing it is dropped continuiously with no sign of it hitting bottom. >> the numbers you can't argue with them. i think warren buffett has it right. he says the super regional
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papers like the "l.a. times" or "washington post" are doomed but local news you can't get local news. the smaller papers i think should be able to survive and thrive. >> look at what is happening on the advertising side. surprising perhaps but you see the incredible drop in advertising through the recession which had something to do with it but absolutely no recovery. look at the bottom which is digital advertising has emerged. it exists but hasn't come close to replacing what is lost in print advertising. this is true all over the industry whether big papers or little papers. >> thank you. >> thank you, steve. >> coming up. >> i think you should be fed chairman. >> i would rather do the show. this is more fun than being fed
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>> you can go back to a size -- >> you can go back. >> and you'll feel better. does that make it better. >> you look great. you are beautiful. >> radiant. >> just got done telling her she had a tummy. >> no i didn't. >> you said she had a tummy. >> they are saying it on twitter. >> you accepted the fact. >> i'm sticking with this weight. 132. >> move on. >> you were 118. >> and you picked up 15 poupds. people are being mean on twitter. >> 14 to help you with the math. >> let's do charts on that someday. >> good god. here with with us now which is an issue on both sides of the physical spectrum. nbc news editor dr. nancy
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snyderman. >> tough way to come in. >> you talk about negative stereotypes in the media and pressure put on women. she joins 15 pounds and twitter and steve hammering her. >> she looks better, healthier, more vibrant, her skin is better. she needed the 15 pounds. she looks real and athletic. >> what about me? do you think i needed the 40 pounds? the extra 40 pounds? >> this latest news from the cdc on obesity rates on preschoolerers and especially the fact that they are low income preschoolers good news. >> it is a move in the right direction. unfortunately, one in eight low income children is obese.
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we are talking about kids age 2 to 4. we know once the kids are fat that they have a five times greater chance of becoming obese adults and then you run the risks of high pressure, diabetes, stroke. the real point is to intercede early. 18 states in the u.s. virgin islands have rolled that back. so i have to say it was a very optimistic report. >> let's talk about this. also in the news president george w bush, a guy that ran like a seven minute mile, a guy who has been -- i heard his pulse rate was like in the low 70s or something. this is always scary to me. you hear about the guys in their 50s that run marathons that their heart explodes and they are in perfect shape. what is going on here? how does a guy this healthy end up with a serious heart problem? >> i'm going to walk a very fine line here. all we do know is that the president was seen at the cooper
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clinic and under went a stress test and there were abnormality as but was not having symptoms. they another test, to have a stent put in. the general guideline is that you should have a stent put in, if you're having symptoms. now, i recognize this is the president of the united states and perhaps they went ahead and treated him aggressively. but there are some cardiologists yesterday sort of hedging a little bit, saying, was this overtreatment or was there other things going on? the one thing i can say is we are a cumulative aggregation of the cheeseburgers we eat and the lifestyle we led when we were younger people so is the fact he had narrowing of arteries is not that big a surprise. >> women as well, think they're doing all the right things,
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still have to constantly be concerned about their heart. >> well, that's why we have routine screening tests after the age of 50. a ct angiogram is not routine. but going in, getting on a treadmill, seeing how well your heart tolerates exercise, that's one thing. we do know you can reverse heart disease, especially in men, by a nonfat diet, exercising, not smoking. for a lot of people, being on statins. that's been proven. bill clinton is the poster child of having had a real cardiac scare, totally turning his lifestyle around and looking better than ever. >> what's the -- is it the stress test, that anybody that's concerned should take? >> yeah, really get on a treadmill with a lot of leads and your heart rate goes up and they watch your ekgs. when you're at your peak rate, you lie on a table very quickly
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and an ultrasound of your heart can be done. it's noninvasion inand you can see how well the heart's pumping. a ct angiogram, not a screening test because, one, you'll absolutely find an abnormality and, two, there's a big radiation dose with that test. >> isn't it accurate to say the thallium stress test, where they inject the thallium dye into your heart? >> absolutely, the thallium stress test is one notch up where you get an injection of a radioactive tracer and they check out the injection fraction of your heart. it's the next step up, if they're concerned about heart function. >> you had bypass, right? >> yes. >> how long ago? >> 15 years ago. you eventually pay, joe, in your case, it was the '80s, the lost decade of the cheeseburgers. >> you say the lost decade, it was more like 40 pounds.
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no socks -- >> you are a number. >> i was walking in here, i'm thinking, this is a very -- you're very enlightened, very progressive. i'm kissing everybody because that's what you do, the sisterhood. need some kissing go around. she goes, you look gay in those pants. >> i happen to like a gay look. >> not that there's anything wrong with that. >> good morning. it's 8:00 on the east coast. 5:00 a.m. on the west coast. live look at new york city. back with us on set, steve rattner and harold ford jr. >> morning. >> everybody's making fun of my pants. so conservative website -- >> we did "the view" yesterday. >> crazy conservative website, they -- >> what's wrong with --
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>> oh, look at that. rewind, rewind. >> sherri shepherd was going woo -- >> and you wonder -- >> now i get it. i didn't see that part. >> this guy puts up video, town hall, joe scarborough, colon, i like gay pants. >> they are gay pants. and by the way, they're nantucket red. >> i have nantucket red but i don't wear them on "the view." >> yesterday, nantucket reds became gay pants, not that there's anything wrong with that. >> exactly. i liked it when you did the little dance with sherri. >> she was amazing. she gave me the biggest hug. i couldn't believe it. >> barbara was wonderful. >> everyone was so nice. >> barbara -- one of barbara's last shows. >> always get so nervous. >> sherri shepherd's an amazing lady. amazing woman. >> she's got such an incredible
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energy. i really was transfixed by her. earlier this week, anthony weiner had a dramatic exchange with an angry voter. and last night -- would you all move on? i just think she's really cool. last night, came face-to-face -- >> -- cool we think she is -- >> okay, then stop it with your look. >> why do you think i did my dance? >> like being with a table full of girls. last night, face-to-face with another candidate. the former congress who was attending an event hosted by the aarp brushed off his 69-year-old rival by calling him, quote, grandpa. >> oh, you don't do that. >> i heard what you said. >> really? >> keep your hands off me. don't put your hands on me ever again. >> what's going to happen if i do, tough guy now? >> yeah, yeah, i am. >> but your anger issues -- >> i don't have any anger
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issues. >> but you do, grandpa. >> called him grandpa. politicians when they get into sexting scandal, they go to your firm to find out what to do to get out the scandal, right? >> sure. >> and so -- sure. >> yeah, yeah, yeah, no. >> so what happened, after -- >> the strategy -- >> this happens all the time. and so when they go to aarp meeting, do you recommend that they make derogatory -- because i don't know the politicking. do you recommend they make derogatory comments about older people or not? >> that's right in our literature. the literature we send out. don't call somebody grandma at an aarp event. >> don't you think that gentleman was kind of goading him? >> hold on a second, expert's talking here. >> between the clip we saw and yesterday where he got into the yelling match with the woman outside -- >> the woman attacked him but whatever. >> and then calling this
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gentleman grandma at an aarp yvet eve event, it may be time for more leadership with the campaign -- >> i think the situation with the woman -- because that woman, if you put that tape up, because she would not stop. she got right in his face. turn it it up a little bit. because i'm making a point here. >> you have no right -- you had no right to talk about little kids. talking about little kids, social media, you want to see -- >> okay, seriously, when something like that happens -- >> you walk away. >> generates sympathy for the candidate when you're that aggressive and you're throwing a camera in his face -- >> well, i mean, harold, we've been out there. i haven't had anybody do quite that but i will tell you, i've done thousands of campaign events, and there was never,
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ever a situation where somebody was given a free wide-open shot to come up and start yelling at me. there would have been -- my supporters -- maybe he didn't have enough supporters. the supporters would crowd in. >> no babies nearby. >> you need a baby to hug. >> you need to walk away. >> keep moving, yeah. >> meanwhile, former president bill clinton decided not to comment on new york's mayoral race. the clinton family of course is close with weiner's wife who works as a top aide to the former secretary of state. >> neither hillary nor i was ever involved in the political campaign and they understood it from the beginning. there are too many people running for mayor who have been my supporters, who supportrd her for senator, her for president. one was once her campaign manager. mr. deblazo. but there are literally five people in that race, including one of the republican
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candidates, who are personal friends of ours. so we are 100 miles from that race. and everyone understands that we're not going to be involved as long as our personal friends and people whom we feel obligations are involved. so the feelings i have are all personal and since they are, i shouldn't talk about them. >> wait eight minute. >> 100 miles. >> he's in rwanda. >> that's rwanda. >> where my daughter is. >> okay, i want to -- >> it must be the place to be other than the vineyard. >> it sounds like an amazing job. >> we have a place for you there, joe, if you want to stay there. >> i've been there, it's an amazing place. >> i want to know what he thinks about whether or not anthony weiner can win. >> he didn't talk -- >> because that would be an awkward -- >> i'm not going to talk -- he
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did it for a minute and a half. >> what is your opinion? >> that was his answer, i have no answer. i have no interest and i'm 100 miles away from it. >> they're all my friends. >> so it's very interesting as you get closer to home and further away from anthony weiner -- >> -- that's not an answer -- >> you're starting to really see the republican party isolate these three or four people that are pushing to shut down the federal government. now, like i said yesterday, it's causing conservative congressmen a lot of trouble. a lot of trouble. but you even had mitt romney yesterday come out and say what i've said what charles krauthammer said what walker said, what one conservative after another said. which is shutting down the government, it's built on a
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fantasy. a commentary talked about marco rubio's folly. it is a folly built on a fantasy. a fantasy that doing this is going to get the approval of the senate and barack obama. it's never going to happen. so you're going to shut down the government for no reason. yesterday mitt romney weighed in. >> the former presidential candidate told a group of donors at the new hampshire fund-raiser that the plan led by conservative senators cruz, rubio and lee, would hurt military families, senior citizens and national security, but that doesn't make it any easier for some republican lawmakers like north carolina congressman robert pittinger who are facing angry voters back home. >> this is what the tea party wants to know, will you vote with mike lee to -- and meadows here, to defund obama care? yes or no?
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>> thoughtful answer? >> i want yes or no. >> no. do you think harry reid is going to -- >> it doesn't matter. we need to show the american people we stand for conservative values. >> this guy has probably voted to get rid of obama care 20 times. i mean, they take the vote every week. >> 40, they voted 40 times to repeal obama care. >> they voted 40 typeimes. you now have this happening all over america. i know there are a lot of really stupid people out on the internet. they got to do something, right? >> well, they don't like your pants. >> they're wandering around street. they're either going to get run over by cars. or they're in mama's basement. you'd rather they be in mama's basement. >> that's the best case scenario -- >> -- these pajamas, but there are these other really stupid people and you don't want them in the street, do you, willie? >> look it --
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>> they could get hit by cars. but i said yesterday. and if their mama would let them use their cell phone, because they don't have a cell phone of their own, they can call these congressmen themselves that have 96, 97, 98, 99 and 100 ratings that are telling me, this shut you show boating on the senate side is causing real problems about the most conservative members of the house. they know harry reid's not going to let anything like that pass. barack obama's not going to sign it. i will say it again. for my slow friends. whether you're wandering the streets early this morning as the sun begins to rise in your hometown wherever you are, this is about a couple of people posing and increasing contributions. getting attention.
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and expanding the mailing list. that's all it's about. because it's not shutting down obama care. the house has voted to shut down obama care 40 times. they're talking about doing is let's shut down the government. i mean, the logic cut through -- read through it, talk to tom coburn, and seriously, if you still think that these people are moderates, then you are really the bawhacko. not charles krautheimer. tom coburn's not the member of the surrender caucus, you are. you're not a member of our party. you're too stupid to be a member of our party. >> all right. >> no, too stupid to shut down -- how much more blood do you want to take from the conservative movement? how much more damage do you want to cause? now charles krautheimer's not
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conservative enough for you? tom coburn, not conservative enough for you? scott walker, not conservative enough for you? how long does this madness continue? when do you realize that your stupidity is getting in the way of conservatives winning national elections? do you want to keep losing? you've lost a popular vote 5 out of 6 times in presidential races. to you want to lose the next five or six? do you really want hillary clinton to be present for the next eight years? do you really want her to pick four, five, six, seven eight supreme court justices along with barack obama over the next, what, 11 years? are you really that stupid? are you really that dumb? are you really in that much need? of being angry and resentful? that you just stop caring about winning elections. if so, you're not a republican.
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you're not a conservative. you're a nilist. and you've got no place in your party. take your stupid act somewhere else. take it somewhere else. because i for one am damn tired of losing. and having stupid people like you defining my party. and it's stopping. and, harold, it's stopping because he's saying, come on, enough. pete wamer is saying, come on, enough. conservative house members are saying, come on, notcenough. this stupidity, this nilism, has to end. and we have to become a party again that starts worrying about winning. this ain't any way to do it. >> the other reality of defending obama care or the affordable care act, it's so engaraged, you can't defund it. you have to shut down the government which is what that
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congressman was faced with. i don't think people are talking about it or fully understand what they're doing. like he said, if you want to do this, you got to elect a new president. politically, if you want to do that, you got to win an election. so as a democrat, i hope many of those on the far conservative who were outside of the mainstream side hope they get their wish in some way -- >> this is the best thing that can happen for the democrats, steve. i've been against obama care. if i were in the house, i'd be taking those votes. to get rid of obama care. but i'm not going to shut down the government. i'm not going to stop military people from getting their pay. i'm not going to cause political chaos. i'm not going to hurt the conservative movement for a spectacle. this is a spectacle. it's a side show. it will never -- charles said it is never going to have the desired effect. >> this suicide mission is not just about obama care.
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if you're look at the house, they're trying to pass, the conservatives -- the republican wing of the republican party is trying to pass appropriations bills that would take spending so far below what i think any rational person would want to do if you understood what the actual implications were that they couldn't pass the actual housing and transportation bill before they went on recess so there is no bill. the stuff before them is so radically conservative i think they'd have the same political problem if they pass one of those bills. >> what will happen at the end, and, again, i obviously -- you and i are going to differ on the appropriation bills. we did the same thing back in '95, '96, '97. these cuts were steeper than what was done -- sort of massive -- >> anyway, we'll probably have a continuing resolution and they'll figure out a way to get it' it's, out of town and fund everything. to sit there and say we are going to force a government shutdown and if you don't agree with us --
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>> at vdvocating it. >> and if you don't agree with us, you're not a true conservative. seriously? at the very best, this freak show has to end. >> i agree. >> real conservatives like charles crokrautheimer need to p speaking up. >> don't disagree. coming up on "morning joe" -- >> the republican presidential nominee mitt romney last night -- i know he's not conservative enough for a lot of people and wasn't last year -- came out and shook the party by the lapels and said the money is going to get there one way or another. obama care will be funded. what you will have done by shutting down the government is deny soldiers paychecks. deny medicare, social security. and that will be on the backs of the republican party. >> coming up on "morning joe," willie sits down with the judges on nbc's hit show "america's got talent." >> what, did you really?
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it's been an unbelievably emotional few days for a well-known radio host who took to twitter to chronicle the passing of his mother. share a very private moment with a very public audience. it sparked wide-range reaction online. first, nbc's kevin tibbles has the back story. >> hi, i'm scott simon of npr.
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>> reporter: for millions of listeners, scott simon is the saturday morning voice of national public radio. in recent days he's been at his mother's bedside at chicago's northwestern memorial hospital. >> looking -- i don't want to say death in the eye but looking life in the face. >> reporter: with her permission, he took to social media, tweeting updates to his 1.2 million followers. >> i love holding my mother's hand. haven't held it like this since i was 9. why did i stop? i thought it unmanly? what crap. >> reporter: simon's mother lost her battle with cancer. he previously interviewed her for the npr series story court. >> my name is pat lyons simon newman gil band. oh, boy, what a monogram that is. >> reporter: in her day, an unconventional mother, model and show girl who appeared at chicago's nightclub.
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thrice married, once to scott's father, a comedian. >> if you say anything remotely fun funny, people say that's your dad talking. actually it was my mother. >> reporter: simon remembers a woman who never forgot a name and always sent a thank you note. reaction to his tweets has been overwhelming and mixed. is it weird to tweet from your mother's death bed? no, it's real and moving and lovely. thank you npr scott i'm be for sharing your love. some things are best left untweeted. i disagree with him tweeting during his mother's death. perhaps your mother's teaching us we shouldn't be so afraid of it? >> somewhere in everything my mother has said is there's a message. i am getting a life's lesson about grace from my mother in the icu. we never stopped learning from our mothers. >> reporter: a lifetime of memories and a painful process shared in such a public and
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poetic way. >> beautiful woman. scott is with us now. when did you decide to do this? when did you first decide you were going to do this? >> i'm not sure i decided. you and i both have -- when did we decide to tweet about your salmon colored pants yesterday? you and i both keep active twitter accounts. when our family was on vacation in california, when i flew to her bedside in chicago, i certainly had no inkling -- i mean, she's 84. it's always in the back of your mind. i didn't expect it would become her death. i certainly hoped and prayed it wouldn't. i just found what she was saying so interesting. so reflective. when she looked up at one point and said, you know, baby, all those great death bed speeches, they had to have been written in advance. or the one that really chilled my heart is when she said, you know, people should spend more time talking to peep in their 80s because they've looked right across the street at death for more than a decade and they know what's really important in life.
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i look, i don't mind -- mike barnicle's here. been one of america's great city columni columnists. i did a personal family memoir. i have an interesting family. you quote your family. you quote your spouse. you quote your children. i think the point is you make yourself the butt of jokes and you make them the heroes. and i think what my mother just said was so interesting. it struck me as the most interesting thing i had heard in months, if not years. i felt moved to share it. i didn't share clinical details, none of that stuff -- >> we've been talking about medium succeeding, failing. it struck me whenever i did radio whether i was being interviewed or whether i was being a host, through the years, it actually was the most -- for some reason, and ronald reagan got this early on.
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for some reason, it was the most personal of all mediums. people are connected to you in a way. that may make more sense. >> that may account for some of the following. sitting here, i'm always glad to see you. i haven't given any of these larger issues a moment of thought. i've been with my mother. i've been with my family. i really haven't run it through. i don't know. probably won't. you're asked to philosophize about it. i don't really know. >> mike, as a columnist, you're required to give more of yourself than most. and i guess that's always a gut decision, isn't it? >> what i think is most interesting about it, whenever decisions we make, to tweet about or write about or whatever or speak about, is one universal application i think that is almost eternal. scott's tweets about his mother got to it. people, other people, whether they're readers, viewers or
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listeners, they want to be touched. we live in such a remote world today. so hard to access emotionally. we don't know our neighbors. we move multiple times. we have multiple jobs. people want to be touched. they want to, oh, yeah, that's what it's like to be human. to lose your mom, you know, to live a life, to witness a life going through your fingers. i think that's the universal application that touched so many people in your tweets. >> as i said, i haven't given it much thought. i didn't really know till -- >> your mother was beautiful, by the way. >> my mother was beautiful, absolutely. she was an extraordinary beauty. just going through a tough and interesting and absolutely fascinating life that she had.
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it's been great. the hard part obviously is going to come afterwards when you wake up and realize there's nothing -- there's nothing more to go through. it's all memories. over the past, look, coming here, i nearly picked up my phone to call her and say -- tell me what you think of -- as she usually did. >> we all have mopms. maybe we haven't talked to our mother enough. so even the people would accuse you of oversharing, i guarantee you they considered those issued in their own head. even though you haven't looked at it philosophically, you also had to be very aware you weren't being private about this. you knew that this was something you were giving to everyone. >> i did know that. i did become aware the scale of it. but, you know, maybe i'll get back to that point in my life
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where i care about those other reactions. for the moment -- >> you're in mourning. >> for the moment, i don't. it also must be said i think at the same time it was never -- it was never on my mind that i was sharing the end of a life per se. it was always on my mind i was sharing an interesting and engaging life. that i hope, you know, one way or another goes on. >> in those last days when you were at her bedside in the hospital, did you learn anything about your mother that you didn't know before? >> oh, gosh, yes. some of it i think we can share. we were watching the movie "42" together. py wrote a book about jackie robinson. he said, leo derosher, he made a pass at me twice. once as a dodger, once as a cub. i'd never heard that story. there was a lot of stuff that i didn't share. and won't except maybe with my wife and one day my children. but yeah, i think it's, you know, look i believe it was gandhi. if it wasn't gandhi, it's going
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to -- >> we're going to say it's gandhi. we'll give you the latitude. >> he said for most of us the great dictator in our lives is the clock and the calendar. it was certainly on my mind that it just all goes too quickly. my mother was 84. she said, baby, look, i've had a wonderful life, a great life, a blessed life. you know, i'm not even going to say it should have gone on till 90. i do say the 84 years and the time we had together, it went too quickly. that's something that should be -- that i hope -- look, i've covered ten wars. i know that life can be short, nasty and brutish and i'm going to emphasize the short. but the fact is, it just goes too quickly. and it makes us -- i think we should set our thermostats differently and make room for those things that are worthwhile and fun and engaging and try and deemphasize the stuff that doesn't contribute. >> so quickly. i remember back in the '80s i
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think "time" magazine put billy graham on their cover and they said, you know, the great wisdom. what have you learned from life. you expected some deep spiritual insight. he said it's brevity. just stunning. speaking of brevity, on july 29i2 29th, the heavens over chicago have opened and patricia has stepped on stage. on the 30th, something unfortunately too many of us know too much about. you wake up and realize you weren't dreaming, it happened, cry like you couldn't last night. >> yeah. telling our children, you know, was tough, 10 and 6. and i wish i could have ducked that. but they'll have the hardest time going forward. because i had her for a long time and it was wonderful. >> scott, thank you so much for being with us. we'll be right back. alert.
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all right, it's time for business before the bell with cnbc's kelly evans. what are thinking looks like in the follow-up of such turmoil in the media world? >> huge week already. >> i feel like we're going to look back, like summer of 2013 is the moment in which there's
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been this media earthquake. it really feels like all of the changes which have been simmering have come to the fore. time warner may give a sense why they're striking such a hard note when it companies to bargaining with cbs. they earned 81 cents a share from 42 cents a year earlier. almost doubling their net income there. revenue was up 10% year on year and they also raised their full-year outlook. taking a look at another set of results just out. this is disney overnight. this gets back to something we've been talking about for a couple weeks, which is to say what's going to happen with hollywood and the studio modeful they can't deliver the hits to account for a lot of the marketing costs? so disney beating but their studio income lagged. they're going to take $160 million to $190 million loss in the fiscal fourth quarter because "lone ranger" just didn't perform in the box office. remember, last year, they took a 200 million charge for "john carter" so they have to continue
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to deliver hits. >> mike, what are you laughing about? we got mike barnicle laughing at you. you laughing at johnny depp? >> you read those numbers, you just wonder in the hollywood studio model, did anybody look at this thing before they released it? it is awful. you now have hollywood studios largely made up of lawyers and accountants rather than peep who know a good story. >> and we had spike lee on set the other day actually talking about this. we said, why are you going to kick starter to raise money for your next project? he said it's as much about fund-raising as weakly t lbasicg to get people interested in good projects again. he blames the studios for not just this time around but 20 years for interfering with good quality work like a lot of the stuff happening on cable. >> you're laughing at johnny depps. sometimes it works, "pirates of the caribbean," sometimes it doesn't. kelly what do you make of this
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washington post purchase yesterday? >> this is the third piece of it. we've been talking about disruption in television, talking about disruption in the movie studio business and of course disruption when it comes to the traditional newspaper business. the interesting thing about jeff beysos, i loved it in politico yesterday, saying it loses money, is he actually doing this as some sort of tax play because if you own a losing asset, you can write off the income and get a benefit for that. he has to be active at the "post" for something like i think it's ten hours a week to not get pinned basically with this provision that says you have to be actively involved in the business and not just in it for the tax benefit. so we assumed he was going to have some sort of active role any way. can he solve whatever it is that plagues them and make this a profitable enterprise?
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>> or like chelsea's owner and use it as a money laundering -- the "washington post." money laundering. >> i don't think that's what he has in mind. >> no, you've got to say that, blah blah blah, why don't you go to belgium or wherever it is you go. >> belgium? yeah. they use the euro, by the way -- >> are you telling me they don't use the scheckle? that's why we have you on here! >> exactly. >> i did not know that. >> went from the scheckle to the yen. >> i think you used the yen after the scheckle. >> everybody knows the yen's like in holland. i know this sort of stuff. >> painful, kelly. >> rick perry tells us that, yeah, exactly. all right, kelly, thank you so much. greatly appreciate it. i'll tell you what, mike, there are a lot of people online yesterday talking about the
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"washington post" best days have come and gone. it doesn't really have that much influence. if you're in washington, d.c. and you're just bezos and you want to control washington, d.c., that's a good place to start. >> absolutely, "washington post." i think the infusion of money, the $250 million purchase price, isn't as important to that paper and other papers going forward as is his infusion of energy and ideas about how to take things into the 21st century. >> makes him valuable. if you ever needed someone who looks like they could open a bottle of water, you'd probably pick this guy. apparently not. the story behind this painful video up ahead. up next, willie with "america's got talent" judges. what happens when he and the panel judge each other for a change? right now, 7 years of music is being streamed.
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welcome back to "morning joe." i spent a little time last night with the judges on "america's got talent," howard stern, heidi klum, mel b. and howie mandel. sit back and watch. who's the most talented? >> i think we come from different fields and are equally as talented -- >> i think i am. i do. i'm the highest paid. i'm going to be honest, howie is the most talented. >> he's being honest. >> go back to howie. >> i don't know i'm the most talented. i have no sense of music. >> can't dance. >> by the way, i just said that to see if howie would accept it. let's start again. out everyone here, mel b. is the most talented and i'll tell you
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why. she was in the spice girls. and the spice girls, what, what happened? the highest selling group of all time? >> that's right. >> howie, what are you not looking for in an act? do you like props? >> i won't give something a category. i don't want to see the same old same old. people do something i've seen before but do it in a new way. >> mel, favorite kind of act? you like singing? >> i did but he hasn't made it through. the sword guy. >> yeah, i loved that. >> i thought he was incredible. >> dangerous. >> let me go to you, howard. you've got all the money in the
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world, the exposure, the fame. why did you agree to take this job? what did you see in this show? >> i wanted to work with mel b. and howie. i took it because i thought it was fun. inwas a viewer of the show. i would sit there and judge from my bedroom. and i think it would be fun to see someone like me on a family show, on nbc, at 9:00 at night that kids watch. and i've said this before, i'll be sitting in a restaurant now and parents are throwing their 10-year-olds on my lap and i go, i'm fart man. you don't realize who i am. they think i'm santa claus, i'm not, i'm evil and bad. it's actually been fun. >> heidi, what were your preconceived notions about howard stern? >> you shouldn't read things -- why don't you ask me? >> tell me if this is true. you said to heidi, what are you
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going to do if howard says something really out of line or inappropriate. do you know what you said? i will flirt with him. so when you flirt with me, i know it's fake. >> oh. >> do it, do it. >> and you can catch "america's got talent" tuesday and wednesday night 9:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 central on nbc. >> let me give a message to "morning joe." i watch your show. i like it. i know everyone in the press doesn't like you. but i like you and that's all that matters. at farmers we make you smarter about insurance,
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are you serious? like terrible things in mika's ear. happens every day. >> you don't have to put up with that. >> sometimes it has nothing to do with what you can do in this world. >> exactly. >> as an example -- >> gandhi said that. >> a guy -- at a royals/mets game proved it.
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he had a little trouble with the water. >> oh, come on. >> hey, all that working out, he can't open a water bottle? oh, come on. sir, i think you got the wrong workout program. >> are you kidding, he's still after it? >> you got to ask for help, come on, buddy. >> you know what i'd love, if one of the ladies did it. >> i mean, that was -- >> yeah. i mean, i'm not saying he was using anything illegal to get those muscles. sometimes it takes a nice easy touch to open those bottles. >> mika, really. >> mika opens everything at the office. >> i do. >> i want to seque from body to brains. rick perry. he wants to spread his message.
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it's time to talk about what we learned today. >> what's going on, mika? this a new look? >> covering my stomach. >> why's that? >> you know, tweeting people. >> what's did you learn today? >> i learned i don't need this. i look fabulous. >> there you go. there you go. >> that's what someone asked me on twitter. i'm not announcing my pregnancy. >> you would look a lot better
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if you would -- >> i am popping apparently out of my dress. >> twitter is so much more dynamic than facebook. it's an interesting conversation all the time. >> i learned that rick perry is -- having a gps implanted in his nose. >> if it's way too early, what time is it? >> it's time for "morning joe." aren't you going to talk about your pants? >> no. >> all right, it's time for "the daily rundown" with chuck todd. overnight on the terror threats in the wake of u.s. evacuations. yemen's leaders say they have stopped an al qaeda plot. and president obama sits down with jay leno to offer his thoughts. meanwhile, in new hampshire, mitt romney had some tough talk r